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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> john: this is the "bill press show." good morning. this is current tv. i'm john fuglesang filling in for bill from our nation's capital right here in washington, d.c. we have a spectacular show for you. i promise you i'll do my best to make sure you don't miss bill one little bit. from the bipartisan center, dan glickman and congressman joins us this morning as well as jonathan on his excellent new piece on the post-election america in "new york" magazine. zeke miller, share our strength chief officer and comedian dino, your muslim pal. we'll be having a lot of great guests, talking about mitt romney's ultimate screw you which he gifted us with yesterday and general petraeus, the c.i.a. had no idea when he said i wanted to tap that, he meant something completely different. let's go to lisa ferguson for a current news update. >> hey john. always good to have you on the show. good morning everyone. the president is dealing with the aftermath of hurricane sandy today
walters ant her battles with weight and falling for patrick swayze and the love of her life, john travolta. >>> there is breaking news right now. for that, we go to the abc news desk. >> good evening, everyone. i'm paula farris. we have breaking news tonight on that widening e-mail scandal rocking washington and the world. a scandal that led to the resignation of cia chief david petraeus. late this evening, abc news learned that general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, is being investigated for possibly inappropriate e-mail communications with one of the women linked to the petraeus scandal. it's the latest bombshell. kelly is a family friend of petraeus and notified the fbi she was receiving threatening e-mails. martha raddatz has the story. >> reporter: when general david petraeus granted paula broadwell exclusive and extraordinary access to pep his biography, he likely never imagined it would lead to his downfall. but tonight, his reputation is sullied. the fbi is under scrutiny, and agents have descended on broadwell's home to gather more material, material broadwell
johns. where are you going to find a million pieces. >> what are we going to do to kick off this season. >> same as last season. $1 million free of papa john. >> cenk: no, not payton manning although a big fan, it's papa john's guy. wait until you see his house. i'm going to go ballistic on that. do you know what time it is? it's go time! [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: so everybody is talking about the so-called fiscal cliff. oh, my god we're going to fall off the cliff, everybody hurry up. make sure the budget is balanced. i thought you all wanted a balanced budget. when we raise taxes if we do nothing, then in 2013 and then we cut spending what would happen? we would have a balanced budget. no, don't do that, don't do that. president obama is giving a press conference about this so-called fiscal cliff and the grand bargain, etc. as he's doing that and giving a you will these different statements there is good news. he told folks in a meeting of progressives yesterday. i am not going to bubble. i said in 2010 that i'm going to do this once, and i meant it. that's in regards to the bush tax
. the conservative columnist charles krauthaummer is driving the same thing now. it is still really senator john mccain. over the past week senator john mccain made six different television appearances just to ta talk about the benghazi attack and obama administration cover-up of the attack making his case over and over and over again to any blinking red light within sight about how benghazi should not be viewed as an attack on a u.s. consulate but instead be viewed as a democratic lie. an obama scandal. the senate needs more information about this blatant cover-up, says john mccain. john mccain needs more information. this, for example, is john mccain convening a press conference yesterday morning denouncing the scandal that congress is not being given enough information about this horrible scandal that he can't get any answers on. while john mccain was demanding answers at this press conference, that he convened yesterday morning, some of this colleagues, from a committee that he's a member of, were getting answers. on the subject that he was so mad about. john mccain was missing a three-hour hig
with weight and falling for patrick swayze and the love of her life, john travolta. cia. >>> good evening, i'm terry m e mor moran. tonight we have stunning new twists in the sex scandal that brought down david petraeus, head of the cia. his resignation shocked the nation. a four-star general in charge of our nation's secrets admitting an extramarital affair with the woman who penned his biography. a simple e-mail cybertrail, his undoing. martha raddatz has the latest. >> reporter: when general david petraeus granted paula broadwell exclusive and extraordinary access to pen his biography, he likely never imagined it would lead to his downfall. but tonight, his reputation is solid, the fbi is under scrutiny and agents have descended on broadwell's home to gather more material. material broadwell is now willingly providing them in this increasingly strange scandal. the affair first came to light this summer as part of an fbi investigation prompted by a complaint from this woman, jill kelly, a private citizen and military supporter who had befriended petraeus and his wife holly. kelly received
on current.com about john kerry and why president obama should give him the job of secretary of state and not ambassador susan rice. nothing against ambassador susan rice. it is just that john kerry deserves it. he's the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee and oh, by the way again without john kerry saying oh yeah, president obama, barack obama you can do the keynote speech in 2004 when you're only a state senator who's running for senate without that opportunity, there is no obama campaign in 2008. john kerry wants the job. give it to him. got some guy malcolm johnson would calls that 100% idiotic statement. too bad, malcolm. that's how it is. special shout out to the folks on twitter. dab ra and alan -- debra and alan and a couple of others. honesty following us on twitter. >> tweeting at bp show, on this topic, patricia says the media has been reduced to reporting g.o.p. conspiracy theories which is a good point. buckeye kenny saying they're going to try to turn this into something to ruin the presid
the roof off that room today. did you see this? >> senator john mccain and senator lindsey graham both said today that they want to have watergate-style hearings on the attack at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. and that if you nominate susan rice for secretary of state, they will do everything in their power to block her nomination. as senator graham said, he simply doesn't trust ambassador rice after what she said about benghazi. i would like your reaction to that and would those threats deter from making a nomination like that? >> first of all, i'm not going to comment at this point on various nominations that i'll put forward to fill out my cabinet for the second term. those are things that are still being discussed. but let me say specifically about susan rice. she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interests in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. as i've said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her
passed already, with those rates and john boehner responded. >> the senate has already passed a law like this. democrats in the house are ready to pass a law like this and i hope republicans in the house come on board, too. we should not hold the middle class hostage while we debate tax cuts for the wealthy. >> i think in stead of the house moving on the senate bill, the senate ought to move on the house bill. >> so the debate has been engaged. it's going to be an interesting conversation on friday to get it started. >> that's right. he'll have the senate leaders and house leaders over to talk about this. one of the things that was so clear from that press conference was that the president is saying let's move this forward, let's move this forward now. he is certainly realizing that when you look at the four years that he has ahead of him, really it about the next 18 months to two years. that's when he has a mandate that, when he has political capital to spend. quickly he also wants to forestall some of these tax hikes that could come as early as january. john boehner initially said, lis
with the kind of entrenched senate air stock ra si. who are they worried about beating them? someone like john mccain isn't that worried. he has been the most vocal voice. and it's hard to see whether those are going to reign him in. the question is do other people who care about their political future and have national aspirations, this they are more likely to likely to walk away from this conspiracy theory. >> we saw harry reid shut down the idea of there being a senate select committee, a mega investigation along the lines of watergate. we also saw resistance to that idea from richard mur, susan collins, joe lieberman, republican speaker of the house john boehner. i felt like that all isolated john mccain a lot. but you know, maybe he stands alone in terms of his influence on foreign policy matters. >> he does. but there's distance emerging between him and where everyone else is. and partly, we should remember this was very -- this was wielded to the election partly because there was this hope and you'd see it all over the conservative blogs. this was the thing that was going to turn around
sore loser. mitt romney or john mccain. >> sound bite: oh, my god. >> stephanie: susan rice is not qualified to be secretary of state because she's not very bright. but sarah palin was the best choice to be vice president. [ bell ringing ] there is that n. did you see this, he got in a spat about why he was having a press conference instead of going to the committee meeting where he would get the information that he was screaming for. >> here he is screaming at the reporter. >> who the hell are you telling me whether i can or not. i'm not giving you an answer for the tenth time. >> stephanie: it's not policy. >> who the hell are you. [ aah! hello. angriyest man in the world. john mccain. he just gets bitterer and bitterer. we thought he was angry in the original campaign. >> he needs a take his pill and take a nap. >> i hate you and i hate your face. >> stephanie: let's review shall we? john mccain has promiseed to filibuster susan rice. randy roads, my radio bff who was talking about the different between condoleezza rice and susan rice and our rice is better than your rice
and mccain and the president. abc's terry moran called it an obama smackdown. "the washington post" john mccain's benghazi, and some say it's about mccain being bitter about losing to obama four years ago. >> i think five names and a conflagration, and number one petraeus and broadwell and number two, benghazi, benghazi, petraeus, broadwell, military ethics, mccain obama reduction, and fifth, the susan rice story, which life imitates art. if you go back and watch the movie advise and content shall the novel then turned movie, it was a south carolina senator opposing the president's nomination as secretary of state that is the whole dynamic of the movie and i'm it willing you, find it on youtube or net flicks because it really parallels, echo out. >> and if it's a media we'll turn it into a media review. the media had an opportunity to ask hard questions and didn't get any at the news conference, why not. >> the format is not controlled to follow-up. he picks the people he's going to call on. people can't respond and say, wait a minute, mr. president, we want a follow-up on this. this is
, general john allen. do you know him. >> i do, another unusually general. this is another tragedy. these are our successful outlying generals and the military will take away see these guys are so smart ph.d princeton, petraeus, john allen deeply studied the middle east. >> jennifer: what happens next to john allen. he has denied it so someone will do some sort of investigation presumably. >> i'm so out of predictions. i actually thought the red sox would have a good team this year. i've given up. my wife keeps telling me, remember, more things could come out. >> jennifer: he's been so clear that it wasn't something that he had crossed line on. so presumably he wouldn't be so clear. he knows the investigation turn up one way or another. >> i still don't understand why we're going through people's e-mail. >> jennifer: a final question, do you think that we spend too much time, i mean, in your book you talk about this a bit. propping up the generals as icons when perhaps they are not just in their--not just the sexual side, but they're too human. >> we pay too much attention to the p
massacred. an american soldier stands accused. john blackstone is covering the case. new details on what forced david whateus to quit the c.i.a.. will the scandal compromise the war on terror? reports from bob orr and david david. two weeks after sandy, why can't tw they get the lights back on? >> it's mind-boggling. > pelley: mark strassmann investigates. and on this veterans day, michelle miller reports it's not just service members scarred by post-traumatic stress disorder, it's their families, too. >> i was having nightmares about iraq, a place i've never been. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" y cbh scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening an american soldier accused of a elley:ic war crime watched in a courtroom as children described m as crders of their families. of te were two days of testimony e wehe case of staff sergeant robert bales. bales is charged with 16 counts ts pre-meditated murder and six ntunts of attempted murder. prosecutors say that for reasons unknown bales walked off his post in afghanistan in the middle of the night then shot and s
petraeus sex scandal. general john allen has released some 20 to 30,000 pages of inappropriate e-mails that he exchanged with the tampa temptress, jill kelly. she started the fbi investigation of petraeus in the first place. why are the military generals acting so much like politicians? well, we'll talk about that and all kinds of other issues but first, we get the latest. today's current news update, lisa ferguson's got it out in los angeles. good morning. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. as bill mentioned this petraeus story seems to be getting more complex by the minute. we'll give you more information here because we are continuing to learn more about this whole scandal involving now former c.i.a. director david petraeus and his extramarital affair with the author of his biography paula broadwell. another american is now getting caught up in the whole thing and that is the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. turns out the pentagon is now investigating him as well for sending inappropriate e-mails
in 2012 when you can keep running against john kerry in 2004. it's all over fox this morning. they know how it ends. it's like old biff getting into the "back to the future" car. it's something else, man. >> stephanie: yes, they're literally running the old swift vote as against john kerry because he's rumored to be secretary of defense. >> eric: yes mccain wants watergate hearings and the majority looking for robo calls and impeachment. >> stephanie: they are holding a press conference because of their old pull john mccain and said hearings are not required because he went to the briefing to find out what the truth is rather than grandstanding like the increasingly bitter elf john mccain. >> they had sources sources in the testimony that petraeus game gave in september 14th. he said don't want the center line or do you want the truth. to some it looks like he was going along this was in interest of the national security or was he being blackmailed to toe the line. >> stephanie: some said this to petraeus at some point. >> yes, and then blackmail. >> stephanie: yes, clearly. wow. do we
than john mccain. >> i think what stands out about obama's victory to me is how ugly it was, this was identity politics on steroids telling black people republicans wanted to take away their right to vote and telling women there's war on them that seniors, that paul ryan wants to push granny off the cliff in a wheelchair. this is not the hope and change obama, this was not, there's no red state and blue state obama. he won ugly, it's divisive and if this is the template for how democrats want to win elections going forward to this-- >> and i can tell you what the reaction in the white house would be if they heard you say that, they would say get over it, grow up, this is politics, republicans got a, you know, put on their boxing gloves and get over it. >> oh, yeah. >> paul: so what? you know. >> i won, you know, suck it up. >> i agree. this is the new benchmark the way you win a presidential campaign. no question about it, it's too bad, but that's the way it is. i want to elaborate on one of kim's points. the turnout machine, it did not materialize after the convention in au
carolina, which is just step as way from the home of rielle hunter, john edwards' form former mistress. >>> the first big battle in the republican civil war will be over taxes and some republicans are quickly finding their way to agreement with the president. yes, to raise taxes on the rich. that's going to be next. >>> and, later, the fbi has just conducted a search at the home of paula broadwell, the woman david petraeus has admitted having an affair with. a lot of new developments in the case. stay with us. zeebox would be a double chocolate chip cookie. when they unite...magic. cookie! [ male announcer ] and anyone who thinks otherwise doesn't deserve the extra chocolate chips. download zeebox free, and make magic when you watch tv. "are you a cool mom?" i'm gonna find out. [ female announcer ] swiffer wetjet's pads are better than ever. now they have the scrubbing power of mr. clean magic eraser so you don't have to get down on your hands and knees to scrub away tough, dried-on stains. hey, do you guys think i'm "momtacular" or "momtrocious"? ♪ [ female announcer ] swiffer. now
, now, the highly respected general who commands forces in afghanistan, john allen, accused of exchanging potentially inappropriate e-mails with tampa socialite jill kelley. but after the pentagon's dramatic announcement about allen earlier this week, overnight, the defense secretary seemed to be backing off. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf. he certainly has my continued confidence. >> reporter: an echo of what the white house said tuesday. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: officials tell abc news, that the vast number of e-mails allen exchanged with jill kelley, who sparked the fbi investigation into broadwell and petraeus, show no evidence of any sexual relations. but are friendly and, perhaps, a bit flirtatious. in one note, kelly telling allen she saw him on tv. he responds, thanks, dear. you're a sweetheart. meanwhile, david petraeus' sudden departure as cia director has created lo
clearly take him on? >> i think he was saying he wanted john mccain and lindsey graham to take him on, not the press corps. megyn: we'll pick up on that point and others right after this break, because we wanted a little more time with you, so we squeezed in a little time. remember when you said men are superior drivers? yeah. yeah. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...allstate safe driving bonus check? what is that? so weird, right? my agent, tom, said... [ voice of dennis ] ...only allstate sends you a bonus check for every six months you're accident-free... ...but i'm a woman. maybe it's a misprint. does it look like a misprint? ok. what i was trying... [ voice of dennis ] silence. ♪ ask an allstate agent about the safe driving bonus check. are you in good hands? it's the cleanest, clearest water. we fd the best, sweetest crab for red lobster that we can find. [ male announr ] hurry in to rd lobster's crabfest! the only time of year you can savor 5 succulent crab entrees, all under 20 dollars. like a half-pound tender snow crab paired with savory grilled shrimp, st 12.
is representative john heck and peter king. here is their interpretation of the closed door hearings. >> the initial talking points put together in unclassified format at the house intelligence committee initially did state that al qaeda affiliated groups were involved. however, by the time we understand that went through its editing process after it left langley that reference was taken out. >> the fact is the best estimate of the intelligence community on september 15th and 16th was that there was direct al qaeda involvement. that was taken out. to me, again, if i had to presume i would say it was somebody in the administration had to have taken it out. because there was nobody in the director of national intelligence office. nobody in the cia that did it. so, it was someone else that did it. >> someone in the administration. if you go to the front page of foxnews.com right now you will see the big story on there that's racing raising the question in that piece. we will be speaking to peter king to try to figure out who the administration got the intelligence information their hands and said, okay
high-ranking military official, commander of the forces in afghanistan, john allen. florida socialite jill kelley complained about harassing e-mails and contacted a friend at the fbi. the account was found to have belonged to paula broadwell. she was given access to david petraeus. locate the was evidence of an affair between petraeus and miss broadwell. the information was leak and petraeus resigned. as more information trickled out, the story got crazier. the harassing e-mails revealed to be not so threatening. the investigation moved forward because of kel little's friendship with the fbi agent she contacted to complain about the e-mails. a friendship that involved the agent's sharing photo of himself. these photos caused the agent to be remove and launched an investigation into his own actions. then this morning and perhaps the otest turn yet reports surfaced of 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails connecting general john allen to kelley. john allen took control of the forces in afghanistan after general
secretary of state. republican senators john mccain and lindsey graham have called rice unthus worthy and unqualified for a promotion for her comments that an anti-muslim video triggered the benghazi attack that skilled four americans. president obama insisted the ambassador was simply making a presentation based on the available intelligence and had tough words for the senators. when they go after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. and should i choose, if i think that she would be the best person to serve america in the capacity at the state department department, then i will nominate here. >> eliot: much more on that a little later in the program. the president also reached out to the g.o.p. on immigration reform and offered an idea that he would like to see from congress. >> obama: whatever process we have needs to make sure that border security's strong, needs to deal with employers effectively, needs to provide a pathway for the undocumented here needs to deal with the dream act kids and i think that's some
of this package? >> i think the challenge for boehner. it will be a test for john boehner's leadership to find the votes within his caucus, to meet the president and others halfway. he has got to come halfway. certainly the president has got to come halfway. that's what this is about. >> eliot: i agree with you. the president has already gone halfway. i think they'll end up meeting his number. winning in politics brings consequences. new orleans mayor marc moriel. thank you for coming on the program. i'm joined by the one and only congressman barney frank. congressman, thank you for joining us. >> great to be here. for >> eliot: for all the good well and happy talk is there a deal being framed up right now? >> i don't know. i hope there is. we've known there was substantively, but politically there has to be republicans who understand that sticking with this deficit reduction coming out of domestic programs, and you expand military spending, and you don't increase tax on the wealthy clearly the election said that's not the right way to go. i know there are republicans who would like to not go
, the image of a charred neighborhood. in a moment here, a tour of the scene, but first, abc's john schriffen with the newest clues. authorities speaking just moments ago. >> reporter: this gaping hole is all that's left. charred foundations, burnt-out roofs, surrounded by pieces of homes scattered everywhere. an explosion so intense at least two people are now dead and at least eight others injured. >> garage doors blown in, windows blown in, houses completely leveled, nothing left. >> reporter: late last night, this suburban community outside of indianapolis was rocked from their beds when a blast obliterated two homes and ignited several others. nearly 200 people were forced to quickly flee into the streets, many wearing pajamas, clutching their pets. a scene so desperate, neighbors rushed in to help. >> as soon as i got to the house and i heard those people screaming, the only thing i could think of was, these people have to get out or they're not going to make it. i just ran in, without even thinking, me and andrew here and just pulled them out. as fast as we could. >> reporter: investig
dunford will take on over the reins from john allen. he took over from general petraeus. while general allen is still running the war over there, he too is caught up in the petraeus affair scandal. his confirmation hearings for his next big job, nato supreme commander, those hearings are on hold while the matter of general allen's only personal relationship with one of the women involved can be sorted out. general allen is in washington for his own now postponed confirmation hearings for his next job and for his own now canceled role in the confirmation hearings for his successor to lead the afghanistan war. in washington he is denying any suggestion that he had an inappropriate relationship with anyone, and the defense department and white house are standing by him while the investigation continues. and while he submits his plans to the president now for which americans are going to remain in afghanistan after the official u.s. troop withdrawal from that war, which is not this year, and it's not next year. that doesn't happen anytime during the following year until the very end of the
what you really think, don't let john king and outsiders question us. we're just going to have rens priebus or somebody from fox question us so we don't let people know what we think. i don't think democrats and liberals are having a problem letting people know this is what we think about choice or these sort of things. tell them whatever we think. the republicans are, like, let's have four debates, not let them know what we think and move to the middle and pretend we're on the middle instead of on the extreme right. >> abby, one of the things that has really brought to me that this is not my being overly cynical, but that they're not really changing, was something you said. you revealed that your father's faced a backlash because of his more centrist views. you told politico, "he was supposed to speak at a fund-raiser in florida and the rnc contacted him and said because you were speaking out for the need for a third voice you're no longer invited to represent us at a fund-raiser. so he's actually been disinvited to a lot of events." >> i kind of spilled the beans there. not sure i
't be done, senator john mccain suggested sunday the u.s. send president bill clinton to help freshet peace since he has hands-on experience in the middle east. so far the u.n. secretary general, the french foreign minister and israeli representatives are trying to come to a resolution along with egyptian negotiators in cairo. hamas is saying that israel can stop the fighting simply by agreeing to hamas' demands. they're claiming israel is begging for a truce. a claim that israel vehemently denies. in other lighter news this morning, let's turn back to u.s. political news where representative alan west is still buried in denial. he won his bid for a recount of early ballots in st. lucie county but he is still losing when it comes to keeping his congressional seat in florida's district 18. in fact, democratic patrick murphy picked up some 300 more votes over the weekend bringing his total to about 2,000. west is still refusing to concede the election saying that he plans to review the result and additional data in order t
along with it. mcconnell voted for it. john mccain who is a big critic of the defense part of the sequester, it was he voted for it. paul ryan voted for it. so you know, i'm not saying democrats are blameless here or don't deserve some of the responsibility but the idea that republicans are washing their hands and saying this is a white house ploy is completely wrong. >> bill: i was at the white house friday when president obama came into the east room and made a very short speech. very clear about what his plan is and what he wanted. here's the president with one challenge to members of congress. >> obama: i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. i'm committed to solving our fiscal challenges. but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. >> bill: what does he mean by that? >> balanced. he's saying first of all it's not just spending cuts. it has to be revenues as well. second, he's rejecting the john boehner approach which is boehner saying i'll agree to revenues as long as they come as
for mischaracterizing but the media wants to see a conversion of interest or views between the president and john boehner. i'm not sure that i see it yet. the president said you have to go to the clinton area, 36% top marginal rate. and you said a few loopholes that's fine but not the real battle we should be undertaking. am i correct? >> now boehner we're back to% where we were before the election in some respects. there is a significant core of the republican party that simply will not raise taxes under any sixths. they will not raise rates. they still feel that they are pledged to grover norquist, maybe not to the american people. not to the constitution, but to grover norquist. therefore they're not going to go along--even if boehner wants them to go along. both sides the president and democrats on one side, boehner and the republicans are basically maneuvering for bargaining position for what is going to be a long-term negotiation. >> eliot: they're just shadow boxing, i think that's exactly right. i wonder and i'm trying to assess--i have no knowledge of what goes on inside the republican p
general's left and right. so what does general john allen have to do with this? >> as kelley and general john allen have been linked in an inappropriate relationship with communications. the f.b.i. agent she contacted to kick off the investigation he sent kelly topless photos of himself and went to congress when he felt the agency didn't act fast enough. >> what are these guys doing?% i think the more important question is why do we even know about any of this stuff? why was any of this investigated in the first place? we explain why jill kelly who was asked about these anonymous emails sent to her in the first place, she asked a friend in the f.b.i. to look into it. here's a quote: >> cenk: that's apparently paula broad well sending these messages no one anonymously to jill kelley. where's the threat? where's the crime. why is the f.b.i. literally making a national case out of this. we live in a surveillance state. this is insanity. the source continues: >> cenk: but there's no threats. why is the f.b.i. doing this case which then goes into their most private emails and sex lives and if
to be a challenge to put it mildly. the entire house g.o.p. leadership team, john boehner eric cantor, kevin mccarthy and all of the rest, all of them signed a pledge opposing any climate legislation that raises tax revenue. that so-called no climate tax pledge, that tax pledge is backed by the tea party group americans for prosperity and guess who funds americans for prosperity? yep, the billionaire koch brothers who made their fortune from oil pipelines and refineries. and who, of course, along with other oil and coal lobbying groups spent $270 million on ads attacking the president this election. here's the good news though. that pledge opposing any climate legislation that raises taxes probably won't have much of an impact because the president has not even proposed a carbon tax. so there may be still hope. if congressional republicans continue to drag their feet though, we might see a lot more action on clean energy at the state level this term. joining me now to talk about creating a clean energy agenda at the state level is
wished speaker john banor a happy birthday. >> we didn't know how many candles were needed. >> yeah, right. >> we want to wish him a happy birth day. >> thank you. thank you. >> that is so nice when they play together nicely. and wall street thought it was nice too the dow shot up 100 points immediately following the meeting and it closed up 45 after as we all know what was a really rocky week for the stock market. joining me now to talk about what else we can expect beside is birthday cakes is the political scholar at the american entterprize institute coming to us from washington d.c. norm, pleased to welcome you back in the war room. >> it's a pleasure. >> maybe you will got i a saving from the fiscal cliff too. who knows. >> i didn't get free contraceptives, it's just terrible. >> you didn't get any free stuff from the government? you were ripped off. >> i'm iting you. i -- i'm telling you i feel bereft. >> let's try to make you feel bet are by entering into the wonk zone where you feel comf
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